tv Eyewitness News at 6 CBS September 14, 2015 6:00pm-6:31pm EDT
they are fired up. >> emphasis is on the the word meaningful. meaningful game. we are done with the preseason, time for the real deal, from boos to pats on the back, demarco murray ran wild with the star on the helmet. now wearing green and looking to carry the bird. leslie van arsdal is live in tonight's game and she has more than demarco, leslie. >> we have been talking about this for what seems like forever, finally here, season opener here in at the plant a, guys are on the field as we speak, i'll tell you, i talk to some in the hallway, they are ready to go, so many changes made during the off season, the one of the biggest chip kelly switched shady mccoy to demarco murray. he led league with 1845-yard. he will share time with darren sproles, ryan matthews creating a lethal backfield. demarco says he doesn't care how many times he carries the the ball. >> for me it is always been about winning, high school, college, pro level.
you want to be out there as a competitor and lead the group and you want to work as hard as you can work but i think at the end of the day, this is a top to bottom league. only thing that matters is winning. the not yard, not record, in of that stuff. at the end of the day, it is wins and losses. >> as far as all eyes will be on quarterback sam bradford. his first meaningful game in almost two years. he says he is a little bit nervous but so excited to get back on that field. just a few minutes of game time, guys, and then back to you. >> the the boos are loud. >> yes, that is a lot of fun, isn't it. >> that is pretty good. >> not too much about the falcons though. >> six-ten a season ago new head coach dan quinn from seattle, defensive guru. they will be better. i don't think they were as bad a as their record was a year ago. >> our local guy matt ryan.
>> that is right, matty ice. >> that is right. >> let's go our bird, indeed. as team gets ready to take the field in atlanta, back home fans are ready too. >> "eyewitness news" reporter greg argos is in the city to talk about the eagles nation in tonight's game and he joins us now from love park, greg. >> reporter: good afternoon there guys, fired up is really way to put it. i spoke with dozens of fans at love parkas you mentioned everyone in eagles fan, everyone extremely excited and everyone is saying they are expecting a a huge week with the falcons and they say this hopeful huge win will propel eagles season into a winning one. the fountain in the love park is sky green for a different cause but don't tell any eagles fans that. >> e-a-g-l-e-s eagles. >> reporter: fans covered in gear, we're in eagles country. >> what do you think of tonight's game. >> win, win, win. >> reporter: you cannot say it
better. >> that is running theme for tonight's first regular season game with the falcons. >> i'm excited, excited to see sam bradford, i just want to see offense click. >> bradford will kill it, of course. >> give me a final score. >> i'm caution usually optimistic. i guess 33-17 bird. >> reporter: fans saying they are hoping for a powerful season so long as quarterback sam bradford stays healthy. >> accurate passer, which works well with kelly's offense. i'm expecting big things from him. >> folks talking about potential super bowl run. >> i hope so, i'm's not going to make that comment because i don't want to jinks it but i hope so. >> reporter: maybe super bowl talk is premature lets just keep energy going. >> e-a-g-l-e-s eagles. >> reporter: and next week, it is a face off with quote unquote america's team. tonight's game we're excited less excited then next week against cowboys. >> it is obvious. this game i'm waiting until next week.
>> reporter: so it is a waiting game, kick off is set for atlanta just about one hour and you can expect everyone here in the city will have their tv tuned to the station there we are live at love park i'm greg argos for cbs-3 "eyewitness news" with that being said you can listen tonight on our sister station 94 wip , turn down those tv and sound and let merrill and mike get down, merrill reese and mike quick with all of the action and by the way, we will hear from merrill reese in sports in about ten or 15 minutes. now a cbs-3 exclusive, tv exclusive, our pat ciarrocchi, sits down with the head of the secret service a after reports that the feds disrupted a security threat aimed at pope francis during his u.s. visit next week. pat is live in the sat center with more from secret service director joe clancy, pat. >> when you hear director of the secret service talk about snippers on rooftops in philadelphia, it does give you pause. the threat against the pope was real and it was thwarted. director would not confirm that philadelphia was intended
target for that attack but for joe clancy, the pope is his protectee and that is serious business. >> for a lot of folks in philadelphia it is a a once in the lifetime opportunity, but for us, it is an opportunity but it is also a serious mission. >> reporter: the the mission, protecting the pope and the people. during his 35 hours in philadelphia. >> our agents will know this independent hall better than the park service. >> reporter: secret service director joe clancy, a havertown native, walk with me on independent mall where fences will be erected next to metal detectors. so 40,000 people can see pope francis at the doorstep of independent hall. >> he will go out through the main door from what i understand. >> through the main door and then approximately where statue is but also think about if we have to move the pope out of this area how do we get him out. >> how do you do that? >> that is why some of the roads closures are in place. >> reporter: residents won't aloud on rooftops but agents
will be. >> we will have our camera snipper units place and if they see something out of the ordinary we have people that can respond very quickly. obviously again we were very close with the philadelphia police department. >> reporter: close cooperation with law enforcement agencies that clancy credits with thwarting an identified u.s. threat with the pope. are you able to tell me whether that security threat against the the pope was targeted for philadelphia. >> i cannot get in the specifics, i can't. >> reporter: inside secret service philadelphia office clancy could talk about learning from francis's vatican security detail. accustomed new to his unscripted gestures. >> i met him personally in rome. it was very gracious. >> what is that like for you. >> i have been blessed i have met pope bendik and pope john paul before so i have met popes previously but, this is business too. we want to make sure that we do our jobs. >> did he give you something. >> he did give me a set of roseries. >> reporter: have you prayed with him yet.
>> i always, i say my prayers, you know, i trust in god, and it keeps my anxiety levels down, yes. >> reporter: that might not be such bad advice. director clancy told me that the secure zone on the parkway that has been so concerning to people is like creating a francis stadium. i asked whether he knew the precise route of the papal parade and he said, he did but he didn't want to reveal tight soon. the director did assure me that those who will be standing there will be very happy indeed, as francis gets close to them. in the sat center, pat ciarrocchi, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> pat, thanks very much. by wait there is new information about the festival of families which will be held during papal visit. actor mark wahlberg will be the host for the festival. the 44 year-old has credited his catholic faith and paris priest to have his success after a rough you bringing in the city of boston. i met america at the the premiere, of his movies a couple years back. every time because of the
films he has done here, atmosphere and fans, he calls philadelphia his second home, congratulations, we will be seeing mark very soon. meanwhile stage isn't quite set yet but we are getting a sneak peak what things will look like when the pope arrives in philadelphia world meeting of families released these renderings of the stages used in the first show the stage holy father will use when he gives a speech at independent hall. other rendering is a stage being built on the ben franklin parkway where pope will celebrate an open air mass. and we have got you covered with constant updates the now on the papal visit on our web site at cbs philly.com, click on papal visit complete coverage. an autopsy for pilot who died in the plane crash off the coast of atlantic city last week has been scheduled for today, however, official cause of the death of the 68 year-old michael mere are has not been released yet. "eyewitness news" obtained exclusive photo as as salvage team. the moody m20 aircraft departed from michigan on
thursday, heading to atlantic city, when health crashed in the ocean. a 15 year-old boy ace rested in connection to the sexual assault in philadelphia's germantown neighborhood. police say victim spotted her alleged attacker while driving by area friday evening. the the unidentified teenager faces rape, robbery charges. investigators say it is unclear if he will be charged as an adult or juvenile. >> very bold individual, the one to commit a crime like that. obviously is there something wrong to commit a crime like that and then to be out and about, you know, in a comfortable manner, possibly even looking for another victim. >> right now police are testing the teen's dna to see if he is connected to two other resenter salts in the area. still to come on "eyewitness news" at 6:00 vandals at villanova more than a dozen vehicles damaged over weekend and police say is there a common thread. our walt hunter will explain that may have been a target. what a beautiful monday, a taste of fall in the air with a cool breeze, temperatures warming up this week, i'll
i'm exited to see sam bradford and offense click, and excited about demarco murray because we have him from the cowboys. i want to see offense click and i have trust in chip kelly. >> the the excitement is growing all over the the area, including the cbs-3 news room. producers and writers are hard at work but right by there side there is a reminder that the bird are ready for action. new at 6:00 a cruel unexpect lost to villanova university football team. >> criminals struck the cars of players and staff doing damage while away at their season opener. "eyewitness news" reporter walt hunter joins us more on the investigation of the costly episode of vandalism, walt. >> reporter: radnor police definitely say that the villanova football team was blind sided by the vandals who smashed out the windows, in 15 team members vehicles, as the team was away, playing their season opener.
when villanova's football team return from its season opener at the university of connecticut, players, staff, discovered while they were away, vandals had taken the offensive against them. back at their home stadium. these vehicles, monk 15, with windows broken out or shattered, after they were left police say by players and staff at villanova stadium while the team headed north. >> this particular lot, the cars that were parked in the lieutenant were for the the football players for villanova university and they were away at a game. they left the night before. >> reporter: directs say beyond thousands in damage, a number of items were stolen from the team members cars, by the suspect or suspects. so far, police say, no description of the vandals who struck overnight on september 2nd, into the early morning hours of september 3rd, in the lot adjoining the east end of the stadium. >> a lot of damage. very extensive. some of the cars were fairly expensive. so it will cost money to fix
those cars. >> reporter: detectives say it appears that the vandals deliberately singled out the teams vehicles. not damaging any others, in nearby university lots or neighborhood but for now the motive remains a mystery. >> we did not get any reports from the surrounding streets in the neighborhoods of any resident that had their vehicles broken in to. it appears that particular area there is cars that were targeted. >> reporter: villanova officials referred all inquiries to the radnor township police investigating the vandalism and theft. if you have any fur from the evening of the september 2nd or early on the morning of the september 3rd right here on campus radnor police want to hear from you. live from the villanova campus i'm walt hunter, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". jew as cross our region and around the world are celebrating rosh hash shan a "eyewitness news" at the congregation on spring garden for rosh hashanah services today. two day holiday marks start of the jewish new year and begins
a ten day period of repentance that end with yom kippur the day of atonement. >> kate joins us now with our weather and just a perfect day to day. >> yes. >> ten out of ten. >> football weather, fall, all wrapped up in to one. >> everyone is getting excited for eagles game tonight and it feels like fall, kind of football weather. >> yes, indeed. >> it feels amazing. >> put chile in the crock pot and cuddle up, under a blanket and watch the game. >> cuddle alert. >> it will warm up again. we don't have 70's throughout the rest of the week. if you enjoyed today's cool weather we will to have wait to get back there but good news even though it is warming up, it will stay beautiful with sunshine in our forecast throughout the week and right in the weekend as well. in more rain after a cloudy soggy weekend. everything has change now. lets look outside. take you out to our rooftop shot on sky cam three live looking toward center city from our studios, again, no clouds in the sky today. we have such dry air in place, dew points in the 40's. it is ridiculously dry outside
right now making it feel cooler, then thermometer would have you believe with the low humidity and gusty breeze. the it has been feeling cooler then 77 all day long. the great shot there. look at this one at the live neighborhood network, you can see the the sky subtlely beginning to take on that yellow hugh toward sunset. beautiful live shot there. we will head over west of the city to kutztown area middle school looking great, 72 degrees, nothing but blue as far as the eye can see. beautiful sunset tonight. we are completely clear, high pressure offer head. as that high moves in and this storm system departs it has a pressure gradient. wind northwest. breezy today. one negative thing about today is it was windy at times but i will tell you i love that nice cool breeze. i'm in the sure about you. it will die down. wind will, slack up, overnight and into tomorrow and that will help us warm up, more as high pressure centers overhead. we will drop to 76 at the airport. seventy-five wilmington.
seventy-three in allentown. take a look at our dew .41 degrees. dew point measures moisture content in the air f you want to necessity how humid, look at dew point and then our comfort index, comfort scale to tell you where we are, and remember, it wasn't long ago we had dew points in the 70's's now in the awesome range. our range shouldn't go down to 40. it is better than awesome whatever that would be that is what we're enjoying right now. how it will feel, we're in the awesome range right now tomorrow as well and same with wednesday. we will start to get more humidity and by more humid, dew points in the mid 50's. still pleasant thursday and friday. great week, not much to say negatively about this week except we could use rain here and there. we have some over weekend. the some last week. we're okay right now. sunshine, high pressure overhead, sunny, lovely, friday same story that high overhead. more sunshine. saturday looks like it will continue. even though it is in the quite fall yet it felt like it we're eight days away from the official start of the fall.
nineteen days until our average high temperature is 70. enjoy these 80's while we have them. forty-five days until halloween. forty-six days until the end of the daylight savings time meaning it will be dark this time enjoy days that last in the 7:00 o'clock hour while we have them as well. our daylight hours are aggressively rapidly shrinking. >> clear, cool refreshing. for your tuesday sunshine much like today cool start with temperatures in the 50's in the morning and 80's in the afternoon. you're witness weather seven day forecast i want to give this gold star to one of the nicest i can remember in quite sometime. beautiful tomorrow. wednesday, thursday, friday, mid 80's, and into the weekend not a routine this weekend. we are right back to sunshine 86 saturday and 82 on sunday. look at those sunshine. >> i'm telling you. >> definitely. >> i love that. >> get my shades. >> seriously. >> "cbs evening news" is minutes away. >> scott pelley joins us with a look ahead, scott. >> hi ukee and guess contact
great to be with you in philadelphia here's "cbs evening news" tonight. it is a race against time as residents flee one of the fastest moving wild fires on record. plus why winning the lottery in one state could get you a pay out in iou's. and go inside the supreme court with justice steven briar. those stories ahead on the "cbs evening news". it'll be here before you know it. hello, halloween. it's the one night when everybody dresses up. and that includes dinner. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. this moment is perfect in every way
just like my kid gooey...flaky...happy. toaster strudel. now with more icing. there are no limits on the amount of carbon pollution power plants can... release. and our senator, pat toomey, led the fight to keep it that way. carbon pollution, a major cause of climate change, leads to more asthma attacks in children. over a million pennsylvanians now suffer from asthma. and senator toomey took over a million dollars from polluters. tell senator toomey: it's time to clear the air. vote for the clean power plan.
i smell victory. >> victory, energy, excitement. >> bring it. >> just smells like sweat, but you know, guys running around here. >> but, all right, don't mean to be buzz kill but eagles haven't run a playoff game in six seasons n about 35 minutes they will start building a contenderment leslie van arsdal is in atlanta with more. >> hi there don. we have been talking bit and
talking bit, it is finally here. eagles season opener, one of the most anticipated games of all time, i talk to the voice of the eagles merrill reese and he agrees. >> i was thinking about that, leslie and i think going back it was probably this kind of anticipation back in 2004. when they had acquired jevon curse and terrell owens and people were saying eagles could go the distance. they went the distance. they failed but they went the distance. that is the same kind of feeling people have right new but i temper my enthusiasm because i know that although the the signs are good for a very excited with what we saw touring the summer you don't really know until we see what unfolds an hour from now. >> keys to the game tonight. >> the the number one key not only for the game but to the season is protect sam bradford. he is your diamond. you do not want home getting
pushed around, shoved around. give him time. if sam bradford has time he can pick any defense apart because he has the weapons. >> so merrill is expecting big things tonight, i think we are all, back to you guys in the studio. >> thanks, leslie. so boys debryant will miss four to six weeks after breaking his foot last night against giants. that means he will in the play next week at the link. bryant let with six touchdowns last season. rookies are to be seen, not heard. unless you are the flyers and you could use help. team opened up rookie camp but kept it light, rookies did base line testing before they turn their attention to on on ice skills and scrimmaging tomorrow. last season fly guys finished sixth in the metropolitan division. phillies second base man sees an hernandez will mess wrist of the season. he hurt himself in the seventh inning in the win over cubs. hernandez was batting .272 with 19 stolen bases.
also jonathan papelbon back in town with the nationals for three game series. he said he questioned the team's commitment to winning today and he says it starts with the front office and goes all the way down to the backbone. we miss you too, pap. >> i mean, come on, br on, really. >> don, thanks very much. we will be rig you can save over 500 bucks when you switch to progressive. that's a fact. but this whole "blondes have more fun" thing... ♪ standing by for fun. ♪
my favorite. bad news. the johnsonville factory burned down brian. it's terrible. well if you can't serve tasty sausage why are we even a family? i may as well move out. well, if that's what yo... you're right. i'll stay. and tomorrow we're going to help johnsonville rebuild that factory. i'll take dinner in my room, with chocolate milk. make pasta tastier with johnsonville italian sausage. we don't make sausage. we make family. and sausage.
thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at ten on our sister station the cw philly and back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. up next "cbs evening news", tonight state of emergency in california, more deadly wild fires threatening more lives and destroying hundreds of homes. from new york here now is scott pelley, take care family, we will see you
tonight. >> pelley: running for their lives. the race against a fast-moving wildfire that's destroyed hundreds of homes. >> it's chaos. it's just utter chaos. >> pelley: also tonight, out of jail, the clerk remains defiant. >> any marriage license issued by my office will not be issued or authorized by me. >> pelley: lottery winners not getting paid. >> i feel like my balloon was kind of deflated. >> pelley: and what makes a supreme court justice emotional. >> this is my father's watch. >> this is captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: fast and furious, a surging wildfire in northern california figures to become one of the five most destructive that the state has